Trace New York’s Gender-Neutral Fragrances

Five hand-blended scents of the utmost quality

Trace New York‘s founder Tony Olsen spent years in the world of interior design. Hailing from San Francisco, he worked in the Bay Area until a move to NYC in 2001 and now, 17 years later, he is launching Trace—a fragrance brand at the intersection of his passions—to provide scents that claim no gender, much like the essential oils he once loved wearing. Olsen has hand-blended and …

The Glamorous Origins of Eight & Bob Perfume

A French perfumer's brand with a history as special as his divine fragrances

According the perfume experts at Scent Bar, the original Eight & Bob fragrance combines citrus, spice accord, violet, iris, cedar, sandalwood, gaiac, and ambergris. Created by Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet, this sophisticated combination comes with a remarkable history. In fact, the way it unfolds is much like a screenplay. Fouquet met a young John F Kennedy in Côte d’Azur during 1937. Kennedy remarked on the …

Marcel Wanders Designs Home Fragrance Objects + Signature Scents For Alessi

A new category for the renowned Italian firm begins with five collaborative aromas

In the midst of Milan Design Week, Italy’s charming, prestigious design house Alessi unveiled the unexpected: a line of home fragrances with objects to match. They are far from the first design brand to enter this sensory sector, but rarely have others approached it in this manner. “We think that fragrance is part of interior design. It becomes part of the experience of the home,” …